The modern press is legendary for creating the iconic “fifteen minutes of fame” then forgetting the individual and their achievements as they rush on to the next breaking story.
In all probability, that is what King Xerxes expected to do for Mordecai. A robe, an announcement, some gold coins and life would go on at the palace with no particular change.
God meticulously timed the morning episode with Haman and Mordecai to dovetail perfectly with the evening dinner. In the emotional upheaval of the evening, Esther introduced Mordecai to the king and he became a permanent, significant player in the king’s court. The king extended him vast favor and real, lasting change was implemented through him.
Pray for each of the Mordecais that God raises up in Canton Bern. Let them have favor in addition to their visibility. Many may not have enough formal education or experience to justify their taking the job, but with the hand of God on them, they can be received into the position God has designed them for.
Copyright August 2016, by Arthur Burk
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